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North Hills Monthly

Resolve to Get Involved

Jan 01, 2018 02:10PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
With the New Year comes an array of changes. The dust settles from a busy holiday season, humans and animals alike have moved their daily activities indoors for the winter, and New Year’s resolutions are underway.

While some are looking to shed a few pounds, others are planning to spend more time with family and friends. But at Animal Friends, we have a few other suggestions to start your year off on a positive note.

A New Home for the New Year
Our wish for each and every one of the animals in our care is to spend the new year in a home of their very own. While the dogs, cats and rabbits at Animal Friends are given plenty of love, we know that the best possible place for them is in a home with a loving family. And with the holiday guests out of the house and your daily routine returning to normal, it’s the perfect time of year to add a new four-legged member to the family.

A New Year “Full” of Hope
Whether it’s the animals within our walls, those who are in one of our many caring foster homes or pets living in underserved communities, we want to make sure that nobody’s bowl is empty. Through our Chow Wagon Pet Food Bank, Animal Friends works with food pantries and Meals on Wheels programs to distribute food to pet-owning families that might otherwise have to choose between feeding their beloved pets or feeding themselves.

And, of course, our homeless residents always appreciate donations of unopened cans or bags of food (especially canned cat food!) We also gladly accept treats, toys, blankets, collars and other pet supplies. Stop by to drop off your donations and be sure to pay a visit to our adoptable residents so that they can properly thank you!

Time Well Spent
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to spend more time helping others. With countless volunteering opportunities and a compassionate community of friendly volunteers, Animal Friends is the perfect place to give back. From spending time with our animals to lending a hand at events to greeting visitors to our campus, there’s truly something for everyone.
Simply put, we can’t continue our lifesaving mission without your support. Please consider making a monetary gift today by visiting
However you choose to get involved in 2018, your time, talents and resources can make it an amazing year for the animals. From everyone at Animal Friends (two- and four-legged!) we wish you a Happy New Year and hope to see you soon!